CC; scrappaxx

The Creative Connection I have been leading and facilitating an upcycled fashion based workshop for youths in transition. Bringing Free2Be, a program helping youths transition out of the child welfare and foster care system, together with an organization I work with called VIBEarts, who bring creative workshops to underserved communities and their youth, to bring the first of my CreativeCnnction workshops to life. The first … Continue reading CC; scrappaxx

Education

Education is a big part of life, and it is not something finite, but everlasting. It is cliche to say but we should always be learning in life. In regards to formal education, I have spent four years studying the art of fashion design at Seneca College in North York, Ontario. I finished two programs, a 1 year, and a 3 year program, which both … Continue reading Education

L8.BLOOMER

This is my final collection to end my studies of the fashion arts at Seneca College. Over the course of the final year we were tasked to conceive the themes and inspiration for a ten look fashion line, then we were to actually create 2-4 of the looks from that line. Those 2-4 looks were then compiled with my fellow student-designers’ lines into one grand … Continue reading L8.BLOOMER

Drunken Castles Galleria

     In early 2018, Nicholas organized his own in-house art show. An art show showcasing his work along with a couple other artists from the Toronto area. Nicholas was on the verge of moving and decided to utilize the opportunity and space to celebrate and showcase his work in his own environment. It was a night of thrifty nostalgia, with art inspired by childhood … Continue reading Drunken Castles Galleria

The Home Video Collection

I have always loved toys. Since I was a young boy, all the action figures I wished I had but could never really afford. I grew to collect them once I got older and began making my own money, which led me to the world of bootleg toys. A world of crossover creatives modifying beloved toys to create really clever and amazing new pieces. I … Continue reading The Home Video Collection

third.i.tired

As an attempt to bring together young creatives from all different walks of life and different skill sets to form a collective, I created third.i.tired, with the assistance of my friend Stefana. The goal is to have a platform for young people to come together to collaborate on different projects to help build everyone’s portfolios, and to complete work they are proud of. It is … Continue reading third.i.tired

underbellysociety

My mantra towards fashion and my whole outlook towards it has always been, “Why make more, when we have so much we can re-use and upcycle?”. I have the abilities to pattern draft garments from scratch and construct them but I feel the amount of waste it creates, to only one day become more and more waste is just pointless. I would rather modify an … Continue reading underbellysociety

The Original Plaidypus Tail

In 2014, while working full-time as an embroidery machine operator in Kingston Ontario, I had come up with something I did not think I would ever flesh out into reality. The Plaidypus Tail is my brainchild to bring some function to a fashion trend that has been a staple that comes and goes quite often. The flannel button-up shirt, tied around the waist. I had been … Continue reading The Original Plaidypus Tail

Grow up.

The Grow Up. series is an exploratory painting series comprising of over 30 canvas pieces. It is an exploration into a nostalgic mind, that was raised by fiction. How the characters of our childhoods, that we admired so much, have helped to shape us. And how a generation that has been fed so much pop-culture since birth, has refused to grow-up and are redefining what … Continue reading Grow up.